14 wounded as explosion targets tourist bus near Giza pyramids

Last Updated: May 20 2019 19:25
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On Sunday, as per state media reports, at least 14 people were wounded after a roadside explosion targeted a tourist bus, carrying 25 South African citizens, close to Egypt's Giza Pyramids.

“The bus was hit but it didn’t look like it exploded,” Mona Zeidan, an eyewitness told CNN. Egypt’s state-run Ahram daily said that a device exploded near the bus, while the windshield of another vehicle was damaged.

“They were all minor injuries and nothing serious,” Zeidan, who drove by the site of the explosion after the incident, told CNN. “Security was inspecting the bus,” she added.

The explosion took place outside the new yet-to-be-opened Grand Egyptian Museum near the Giza Pyramids.

An official at the nearby Al-Haram Hospital told CNN that they received the tourists who were injured in the explosion.